If you are one those who took to the largish-looking original Samsung Galaxy Note, then you will love the new Galaxy Note II even more. The latest mobile-tablet hybrid is an evolution of the original Note that debuted last year, and even though at 5.5 inches, the size of the device is big but not inconvenient. At 5.9 x 3.2 x 0.4 inches, it fits in just fine in your hand and at 180 g, you don't mind lugging it round, too.
The 5.5-inch touchscreen device has a non-unibody chassis that allows one to easily swap SIM cards, batteries or expand storage via a microSD slot. Also sports a stylus
Samsung has added new features sucha s Air Note, a way to see extra information while hovering the pen over the screen, and Pop Up Note, a notepad that shows on screen if the pen is pulled out while on a call.Eight-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera
Has the upper hand, not only because of the 5.5-inch display, but also because it plays every format you throw at it, up to 1920x1080 pixels
Image: This undated image provided by Samsung shows the company's Note II phone. Over the past few years, smartphones have gradually gotten bigger and tablet computers have gotten smaller. So it should come as no surprise that devices in between are starting to emerge. These devices, informally known as phablets, are better described as giant phones than baby tablets, as they can be used for phone calls. And for now, they are closer in size to regular phones, with screens running 5 inches or more diagonally
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